The Pacific Car & Foundry (PC&F) 6033 cubic capacity boxcar is one of the industry’s truly sleek and classy hy-cube boxcars. The first order of PC&F 6033 boxcars went to the Southern Pacific in 1966, and the Union Pacific, Western Pacific, St. Louis Southwestern, and Southern Pacific railroads received new and additional lots in 1967. In the early service years, PC&F 6033 was primarily employed in appliance and paper-loading assignments. Now operating for privates, many of these cars are still in service today--some of which continue in patched SP/SSW and Alaska Railway paint schemes.
The ExactRail PC&F 6033 features the classic, double-sheathed construction, 3/3/3/1 dreadnaught ends, diagonal panel, overhanging roof, and single 10’-6” YSD sliding doors and Hydra-Cushion underbody detailing of the prototype. ExactRail also accurately matches the 70-ton Barber S-2 trucks or ASF Ride Control trucks of the prototypes.
In January of 1967, the Western Pacific purchased five PC&F 6033 boxcars for appliance service. These cars received routing assignments to Moraine, Ohio—far from WP rails. The artwork and colors has been completely reworked from our first release many years ago, and the result is an exceptionally accurate rendition of this beautiful WP paint scheme.
In February of 1967, the Southern Pacific received an additional 100-car lot of PC&F 6033 boxcars. These cars were painted with a yellow door to designate specific service assignments. This lot was assigned to paper loading service out of Eugene, Oregon.
In April of 1967, Cotton Belt received seven PC&F 6033 boxcars that were assigned to appliance service in Louisville, Kentucky. Like the 1966-delivered SP cars, they were outfitted with Car-Pac loaders. The SSW cars had a different lettering style for the capacity and dimensional blocks from the SP cars. And of course, you can expect that it is accurately match to the smallest details on our models.
Southern Illinois Railcar acquired a group of PC&F 6033 boxcars from the Alaska Railway. These cars feature a slightly faded color of Alaska blue with re-stenciled SIRX reporting marks. Many SIRX cars are still in service today, some of which near the ExactRail facilities in Utah working out of the Morton Salt plant near the Great Salt Lake.